A Florida man has lived underwater on the backside of a 30-foot lagoon for greater than 74 days. He plans to make it to 100, and says the factor he misses essentially the most is the solar.

  • Joseph Dituri, a Florida-based professor, broke a world file for the longest time dwelling underwater.
  • Dituri has spent greater than 74 days on the backside of a lagoon and plans to take action for 100 days.
  • The factor he misses essentially the most, he mentioned, is “actually the solar.”

A professor from a college in Florida broke the world file for the longest time dwelling underwater after he remained submerged in a lodge on the backside of a lagoon for greater than 74 days. 

As of Saturday, Joseph Dituri had spent 74 days dwelling within the Jules’ Undersea Lodge — a dwelling on the backside of a 30-foot lagoon in Key Largo, per Reuters. However he plans to stay within the lodge for 100 days.

The professor of biomedical engineering within the College of South Florida posted on Twitter that he had damaged the world file on Saturday.

His put up was designed to appear like a transition slide in a “SpongeBob” episode, saying: “Seventy-three days later… He has 27 extra days to go!”

In his tweet, Dituri wrote: Right this moment I broke the world file for dwelling underwater. The curiosity for discovery has led me right here.”

The earlier file for the longest time spent underwater was set by two Tennessee professors, Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain. They stayed on the similar lodge Dituri’s now dwelling in for 73 days in 2014, per the Related Press.

The lodge was initially constructed as an underwater marine analysis laboratory, earlier than being transformed to grow to be a lodge in 1986, per Florida Keys Information.

Dituri, who can also be a diver and a medical researcher, needed to review how the human physique reacts to staying underwater below excessive stress for extended durations of time, per CBS Information.

“My purpose from day 1 has been to encourage generations to return, interview scientists who examine life undersea and find out how the human physique capabilities in excessive environments,” Dituri wrote in his tweet on Sunday.


He spent his 74 days underwater consuming protein-heavy meals of eggs and salmon, exercising, and lecturing over 2,500 college students in on-line courses about marine science and biomedical engineering, the AP reported. 

He has additionally been tweeting about his underwater expertise, together with a video of how he works out in his lodge, and a seemingly humorous post about how he has developed “pre-gills” on his neck and “webbing” between his fingers.

Whereas Dituri plans to proceed his mission, dubbed “Mission Neptune 100,” for 100 days, he says he sorely misses one factor on daily basis — the solar. 

“The factor that I miss essentially the most about being on the floor is actually the solar,” mentioned Dituri, per the AP. 

Dituri didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.